Blog :: 2019

North of Boston Real Estate Market Update for October 2019

 

 

“This is a mixed housing market where it can be a buyer AND seller’s market in the same neighborhood,” reports Linda O’Koniewski, CEO, Leading Edge. “Affordable properties are moving swiftly if priced right and high-end and luxury homes are starting to sit on the market. One thing is clear, this generation of buyer has little appetite for fixing up homes.  Homes that are updated, on trend and well-staged at the right price are still flying off the shelf. Properties with older kitchens, baths, wallpaper, heavy drapes, furniture and carpet are more challenging to sell.  HGTV and Pinterest has influenced today’s buyers.”

 

Watch the video below to learn more!

Community Spotlight and Giveaway with SOGO Action, North Andover, MA!

We are thrilled to feature Sogo Action in North Andover, just in time for back to school!!  
Family-owned and focused on STEM learning and video gaming, they have become our go to place for leaning and fun for our kids!  
It’s not just for kids and teens, they also offer adult classes and you can always join in on the fun with your child.  With a membership or hourly drop off rate everyone can enjoy classic and new video games, robotics , 3D printing, virtual reality games, crafts and more!

Be sure to visit our Facebook and Instagram pages for a chance you win a two hours of

play time at SOGO Action!

 

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Home for Sale in Reading, MA! 19 Larch Lane, Reading, MA 01867

Welcome to 19 Larch Lane!  This one owner home has been maintained with pride, and is now ready for a new generation of happy memories!  Perfect for the savvy homebuyer buyer that is not afraid to personalize and paint, and also knows the value of a great location.  This is a ranch style home with 3 bedrooms on the first level, and an additional spacious master bedroom suite addition on the 2nd level.   Located on a quiet street, perfect for bike riding, with a yard with enough room for games and play as well as summer fun in the pool!  The 3 season porch has been a favorite for many years to enjoy morning coffee, or a relaxing book in the afternoon.  Yes, there is hardwood underneath the carpets!  Many updates include a newer roof (3 yrs), heating system (7yrs) and oil tank (7yrs).  

See it at the OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun Sept. 28 and 29th from 1130am-1pm!

Click here to learn more about this property!

Send us a message for details or contact us at (617) 275-3379.

Watch the virtual tour for 19 Larch Lane, Reading, MA 01867 below!

 

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Apple Picking North of Boston

(photo credit:  Chis Boswell from Getty Images Pro, via Canva)

One of the best things about living in the suburbs North of Boston is getting out and exploring.  We love our town, but it's also fun to take a drive on the weekend and see what other towns have to offer.  We always look forward to apple picking in the Fall!  The cool, crisp air, hayrides, corn mazes, the smell of seasonal farm stand treats, so many things to love!  We've rounded up some of the best places to go apple picking North of Boston, including a link to each farm's website.  As long as there is the promise of cider and donuts at the end, you really can't go wrong!

Conners Farm

30 Valley Rd. (Rt. 35)

Danvers, MA

https://www.connorsfarm.com

 

Brooksby Farm 

54 Felton St. 

Peabody, MA 01960

http://www.brooksbyfarm.org

 

Boston Hill Farm

1370 Turnpike St.

North Andover, MA 01845

http://www.bostonhillfarm.com

 

Smolak Farms

315 South Bradford St.

North Andover, MA 01845

http://www.smolakfarms.com

 

Russell Orchards

143 Argilla Rd.

Ipswich, MA

https://russellorchards.com

 

Connemara House Farm 

252 Rowley Bridge Road

Topsfield, MA 01983

https://connemarahousefarm.com

 

Cider Hill Farm 

45 Fern Avenue

Amesbury, MA 01913

https://www.ciderhill.com

 

Ingaldsby Farm

14 Washington Street

Boxford, MA 01921

https://www.facebook.com/IngaldsbyFarm

 

Parlee Farms 

95 Farwell Rd.

Tyngsboro, MA 01879

https://parleefarms.com

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For Sale! 11 Mill Pond, North Andover, MA

Welcome to Mill Pond! This townhome is located in a serene setting surrounded by nature, and offers a spacious layout with three levels of living. The first level provides a kitchen, dining room and living room, with both a patio and a balcony to enjoy fresh air, morning coffee, or afternoon sun with a favorite book. Two spacious bedrooms are located upstairs, each with a private bathroom and walk-in closet. Washer and dryer on bedroom level. The finished basement adds additional flexibility to the layout, including two large rooms plus a full bathroom - ideal for a fun TV room, home office, or guest quarters. Your personal touch will add instant equity! Unit comes with convenient 1 car detached garage and comfortable central air conditioning. Located in the Old Center by Lake Cochichewick, walking trails at Weir Hill, and activities at the Town Common! Excellent location near shopping and restaurants, plus Routes 495, 93, 95, and more!

Click here to learn more about this property!

Send us a message for details or contact us at (617) 275-3379.

Watch the virtual tour for 11 Mill Pond, North Andover, MA 01845 below!

 

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September 2019 Housing Market Update

 

“Lower interest rates have fueled the stabilizing housing market,” reports Linda

O’Koniewski, CEO of Leading Edge. “Rates have dropped so much that mortgage

lenders are refinancing people who bought as recently as March. We expect the

interest rate boost to keep the market strong through fall.”

 

 

If you're looking to buy or sell in the suburbs North of Boston Contact us!

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Condo for Sale! 50 Belle Avenue, Medford, MA 02155

Welcome to urban living tucked away in the Suburbs of North Medford. This Davenport schoolhouse renovation offers uncommon amenities including a sprawling floor plan, 12' soaring ceilings, and enormous windows that drench the home with morning sunlight!  The granite & stainless kitchen provide an island for guests to mingle and seamlessly opens to the dining & living room to allow for easy entertaining. The east facing private deck is the perfect spot to enjoy fall mornings with a cup of coffee.  The king sized master bedroom offers a welcoming retreat and comes complete with his and hers closets and master bath with jacuzzi style tub. The separated finished basement offers endless possibilities and would be ideal for a home theater room, exercise room or both! Gorgeous maple hardwood flooring.  Tons of storage.  3 deeded parking spaces. Minutes to Middlesex Fells, Wrights Pond, and convenient to public transportation, Oak Grove T station and Rt 93!

Learn more about this property here!

Send us a message for more details or contact us at (617) 275-3379.

Watch the virtual tour for 50 Belle Avenue, Medford, MA 02155 below!

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A Recession Does Not Equal a Housing Crisis

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Recently, there's been a lot of news surrounding an impending recession. However, the same experts predicting an economic slowdown also believe it will not be caused by the housing market. If you're thinking of buying or selling a home, there's no need to panic- let's get together to address your concerns and talk about what's really happening.  

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Watch the video below for more insights.

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Community Spotlight: Whitelam Books in Reading, MA

Independent books stores are a rare find these days, especially in small towns.  For our August Community Spotlight,  Michelle Ternullo interviewed Liz Whitelam, Owner of Whitelam Books in Reading, MA.   Liz has created a wonderful community centered shop.  There's a wide variety of books to choose from plus many thoughtful gifts for book lovers and creative kids.  

Watch the video below to learn more!

 

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August 2019 Real Estate Market Update

 

“The balance of power is shifting and sellers need to change their expectations of

what their home is worth,” reports Linda O’Koniewski, CEO of Leading Edge. “Say

good-bye to double digit appreciation. As we move toward a normal market, values

are shifting. An experienced real estate professional can provide data to ensure

homes sell at an optimal price for their clients.”

 

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